Person Who Invited Linda Sarsour To Give CUNY Commencement Speech Also An Israel Hater

You have probably already heard about the furore surrounding Israel hater and faux feminist Linda Sarsour being invited to give the commencement speech  for the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Just yesterday, hundreds of people gathered on Manhattan’s 42nd street to protest it.

And it is outrageous that a hatemonger like Sarsour should be invited to give the commencement speech. The question is why was she, of all people, invited?

The official reason given by the person who invited her – Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy – is here. He refers to her as “a leader who has been successful as a community organizer, recognized by national leaders, and who has emphasized women’s health issues in the New York area.”

And I’d think Sarsour, a darling of the liberal left, would be a popular choice among the majority of the student population.

But I posit there is more to it than just that. Dean Ayman El-Mohandes, who invited her, shares more in common with Sarsour than the Muslim faith.

A look at some of his past tweets shows that he, like Sarsour, is no fan of Israel – to say the least.

Clearly, El-Mohandes is not bothered by Sarsour’s hate-filled statements on Israel. The question now is will he allow Sarsour to express them in her upcoming speech – or even encourage her to do so?


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media